Hiking Worlds Most Dangerous Trail – Caminito del Rey Hike

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Malaga Spain - On our way at the Caminito Del Rey trail at the steepest part
Malaga Spain - On our way at the Caminito Del Rey trail at the steepest part

How we plan our Caminito del Rey Hike

The Caminito del Rey Hike is a famous spain hiking trail in southern Spain, close to Malaga. In English this hike is also known as “the kings walk Malaga” and “the kings path“.

It is also known as the most dangerous hike trail in the world. It used to be that. In 2012, the trail reopened after a major trail upgrade, so today the trail is still scary for many people, but not that dangerous it used to be. If you are afraid of heights, you should reconsider your participation on this hike.

The first trail was built in 1901 to 1905 as a transport trail to two water power stations.

Spania Malaga Hiking - Caminito del Rey
Spania Malaga Hiking – Caminito del Rey

Facts about the Caminito del Rey Hike – El Chorro Spain

The hike is 7.7 kilometers long and you should expect to use 4 hours on this hike.

The hike is starting in Ardales in the north, going to Álora in the south.

Getting from Malaga to the Caminito del Rey Hike

The starting point is approximately 60 kilometers north-west of Malaga.

You can choose between these transport options from Malaga:

  • Bus from Malaga to El Chorro
  • Train from Malaga to El Chorro + Shuttle Bus
  • Package caminito del rey day trip from malaga
  • Private car or rental car to El Chorro

We chose the caminito del rey day trip from malaga

If you go by rental car, you should expect to use some time from the parking area to the starting point. We have heard that you can go by a shuttle bus, you should verify this upfront your drive. Please also note that the ending point of this hike is NOT the same as the starting point, you have to go from the end point to El Chorro by bus.

Caminito del Rey Tickets

We bought the tickets online for caminito del rey tour from malaga, it is at day trip from Malaga. We just found tickets return tickets from Malaga, including transport from Malaga, entrance fee, english speaking guide all day and return to Malaga. We paid €47 per person for this ticket.

Be sure to reserver your Caminito del Rey tickets early as possible, as the number of daily participants is very limited. We booked and bought tickets 10 days in advance, and it was quite few tickets available that early. It seems like there is more package day trip tickets available than just entry tickets.

we used this website: http://travelnatura.mientrada.net/index-en.html

Caminito del Rey Hike in March

We will go hiking here at March 1st 2019. So what did we expect and prepared for?

  • We expect the temperature to be up under 20 degrees celcius.
  • We hope for sunshine, or at least a clear day without rain.
  • We expect the trail to be dry, not wet and no mud (as we are used to in Norway).

How to prepare for the Caminito del Rey Hike and What to bring

  • Wind breaking jacket
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Wool underwear on upper body
  • Water on bottle
  • Sun glasses

We have updated this list and given you feedback also on the gear and gear we missed, after the hike.

Caminito del Rey Pictures

After the hike we uploaded these nice photos from all the hike and transport to and from the starting point.

Meeting at the start point of the Caminito del Rey trail. Lots of groups waiting for their guide and the mandatory safety helmet and the communication ear plugs (to hear the guide stories).

Malaga Spain - Meeting at the start point of the Caminito del Rey trail
Malaga Spain – Meeting at the start point of the Caminito del Rey trail

Our very knowledgeable guide guiding us from start, all the way along the trail.

Malaga Spain - Our Caminito Del Rey guide
Malaga Spain – Our Caminito Del Rey guide

We are on our way along the first part of the Caminito del Rey trail.

Malaga Spain - On our way at the Caminito Del Rey trail
Malaga Spain – On our way at the Caminito Del Rey trail

Further, along the second part of the Caminito del Rey trail.

Malaga Spain - On our way at the Caminito Del Rey trail at the steepest part
Malaga Spain – On our way at the Caminito Del Rey trail at the steepest part

The famous bridge in the end of Caminito del Rey, all had to cross the bridge to get to the end of the trail.

Malaga Spain - The famous bridge at Caminito del Rey
Malaga Spain – The famous bridge at Caminito del Rey

Caminito del Rey Keywords

Keywords for this Caminito del Rey Hike article:

  • hiking in spain in march – how is that like?
  • spain hiking trail
  • hiking malaga spain
  • hiking southern spain
  • spanish trails – We will explore more trails in Spain frequently

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